Hollywood power attorney Steve Warren delivered another impassioned speech in the name of gay rights at last night’s third leg of the annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco. There he turned his sights again on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the target of his ire at last month’s LA event. Watch Warren’s speech here (full list of GLAAD honorees follow):
Jennifer Lawrence and Harvey Weinstein presented the inaugural Advocate for Change Award to former President Bill Clinton at tonight’s 24th GLAAD Media Awards held at the JW Marriott in LA. Attorney Steve Warren received the Stephen F. Kolzak award from Charlize Theron and Leonardo DiCaprio while Summit’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower and NBC’s The New Normal topped film and TV awards. Here’s the full list of winners:
The GLAAD Media Awards, which will honor former President Bill Clinton and top Hollywood attorney Steve Warren next Saturday in Los Angeles, are drawing quite a crowd. Stars coming out (no pun intended) to participate in the show include Leonardo Di Caprio, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence, Drew Barrymore, Tobey …
EXCLUSIVE: The 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles has set its honorees: former President Bill Clinton will receive GLAAD’s first Advocate for Change Award; and Steve Warren, the top Hollywood attorney, will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award.
The event will be held at the JW Marriott on April 20 and there will be more excitement than usual in the air as this is right in the midst of Supreme Court deliberations regarding the constitutionality of Prop 8 and DOMA, which will have profound impact on gay marriage and whether equal protections extend to gays and lesbians. That landmark decision is expected to be delivered in June. Big star power is expected at the event. Among the confirmed presenters so far are Leonardo DiCaprio, Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence. They are all Warren’s clients.
NBC’s Smash and CBS’ The Amazing Race were honored tonight at the 24th GLAAD Media Awards in New York City. Smash was named best drama series and Amazing Race took the nod for best reality series. How To Survive A Plague, a film chronicling the rise of activism in the early years of AIDS, was named best documentary.
Dressed as a Boy Scout, Madonna presented the previously announced Vito Russo Award to CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Russo, who died in 1990, was a film historian who voiced concerns about how gays and lesbians are portrayed in the media. Movie director Brett Ratner received GLAAD’s inaugural Ally Award. The award for Ratner represented a turnaround from a little over a year ago when he dropped out as producer of last year’s Academy Awards after joking at an early press conference that “rehearsing is for fags”. Ratner since worked with the group to produce a public service campaign, GLAAD Coming Out For Equality.
A list of last night’s awards follows.
GLAAD this morning announced 153 nominees in 33 categories for the group’s 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards, which recognize media for outstanding images of the LGBT community. Winners will be unveiled in ceremonies March 16 in New York and April 20 in San Francisco. Here’s the full list:
OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Cloud Atlas (Warner Bros. Pictures)
ParaNorman (Focus Features)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment)
Your Sister’s Sister (IFC Films)
OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE
Any Day Now (Music Box Films)
Keep the Lights On (Music Box Films)
Mosquita y Mari (Wolfe Releasing)
Musical Chairs (Paladin)
North Sea Texas (Strand Releasing)
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
The L.A. Complex (The CW)
True Blood (HBO)
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Go On (NBC)
Happy Endings (ABC)
Modern Family (ABC)
The New Normal (NBC)
Prolific musical producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron were among showbiz and news professionals honored Saturday night at GLAAD Media Awards celebration in New York City. Anderson Cooper 360 and ABC World News With Dianne Sawyer were also recognized for news segments. A list of winners at the New York event follows. Additional honorees will be announced April 21 in Los Angeles and June 2 in San Francisco.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Katy Butler, openly gay 17-year-old anti-bullying advocate
OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE
Pariah (Focus Features)
OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Cinema Verite (HBO)
OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM – NEWSMAGAZINE
The ‘Sissy Boy’ Experiments, Anderson Cooper 360
OUTSTANDING TV JOURNALISM SEGMENT
Battle Against Bullying, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer